|Great White Charger|
I'm clearly not alone in all of this as I notice a number of google search terms bringing people to my blog along the lines of "getting an event horse fit" popping up, and indeed, as you might expect a few articles across the web touching on the same subject.
|Crocuses Are Out - Spring is a-coming|
Quite apart from the excitements of working on a 'turnaround business' and the prospect of a US acquisition, I've been doing quite a lot of spring cleaning, and ringing some changes in my personal life too, most of which is has been thoroughly enjoyable, and dare I say it, 'exciting'.
|Yogi | Staying Put|
I may venture into event horse ownership myself, particularly if there is a shot at the olympics, and have a number of options currently on the table (including a new option about to come on the market), none of which are based with GBR riders so I'll be interested to see if I get calls from any UK selectors!
I don't think I've seen so many changes to team coaches in such a short space of time as we have in the last few months, and perhaps there are a few more to come before the season here gets underway, who knows. All this chatter about team training and the changes of team coaches has got me thinking about what separates the best from the very best, and with this mind over the coming weeks I have a few interviews lined up that I hope will help answer a few aspects of this, and also provide a little insight into what we can expect to see over the coming months, as riders set out their stall in a bid to get selected for London 2012.
|Vicarage Vee (unfinished)|
Whilst the Willis Bros. are just getting into Badminton mode, working on this year's cross country course, across the pond in Florida, elsewhere in the deep south, and on the far reaches of the west coast in California, the Americans are already in full swing with a handful of big events underway and attracting the big guns out, in-spite of the hard ground. With a few more trips planned to the land of the free, I hope to take in one or two extra US events myself, although firmly planted on 2 feet not 4.
So my main focus for this year will be getting round a few more events, and my current 'day job' commitments mean I have the opportunity to see a few more foreign ones that I might otherwise not get to. Of course the
I can't wait!